Radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS released a video on Tuesday, claiming they would withdraw their forces from Iraq on the sole condition that President Barack Obama resign, be impeached, or otherwise permanently leave the White House.
ISIS advanced to within 40 miles of Baghdad on Tuesday during their southerly invasion of the country. The group was recently labeled by famed terrorist group Al Qaeda to be too radical for their tastes.
In a grainy, 27-minute VHS video sent to the US Consulate in Baghdad, an unidentified ISIS member demands that Barack Obama be removed from power. “Obama, the cowardly apostate who refuses his Muslim lineage, must no longer lead the godless American infidels and must leave the White House immediately,” the terrorist proclaims. “Until our demands are met we will continue our reign of terror in Iraq. Death to the infidels! Death to America!”
ISIS’ demands were repeated by two captured Iraqi soldiers, moments before they were both beheaded. A third man, whom ISIS claims is an American contractor, though the US State Department identifies him as Canadian, was brutalized with a hammer and spit on, but not executed. The demands were chanted several more times, with veiled terrorists yelling “Death to America!” and “Obama out of office!” repeatedly until the tape abruptly stops.
The State Department has not yet responded to ISIS’ demands, and no one from the White House would comment on the story. But Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was quick to criticize the Obama Administration on Tuesday, saying “I think it shows cowardice and an utter lack of respect for the diplomatic process that our lackluster president refuses to sit down like a grown up and consider what ISIS is asking for. If he isn’t willing to negotiate here for the betterment of the country, maybe the Senate should.”
Senator John McCain also commented on the tape Tuesday afternoon. “Look, there’s a fine line you need to walk when dealing with foreign relations. Obama doesn’t see it, but it’s there. I don’t think they’re asking for anything too unreasonable here, and if it saves Iraqi lives, then we should at least sit down to consider our options. Obama got us into this mess by withdrawing our forces from Iraq too early. He’s incompetent militarily, and we need to make sure he isn’t incompetent diplomatically as well.”